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Oral History with Dolly Davis, October 24, 2014

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2015-007_VTLGBTQ_DavisDolly


  • 2014-10-24


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Virginia Tech LGBTQ Oral History Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Biographical Note

Dolly Davis is a former Virginia Tech student, who is a self-employed architect in Roanoke, Virginia. She is also a transgender activist who works closely with VT students and alums. Recently, she became involved in healthcare activism in southwest Virginia through her non-profit organization, Ladies and Gents of the Blue Ridge. Davis is married with two children.

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Scope and Content

In this oral history interview, Dolly Davis describes her life as a transgender woman, including her childhood, the process of coming out to herself as well as others, and her activism on behalf of the transgender and LGBT community in Roanoke and at Virginia Tech. The interview was recorded on October 24, 2014 in Lane Hall on the Virginia Tech campus. Joran Laney was the interviewer and Claire Gogan was the technical assistant.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US